Pesticide monitoring in the prairies of western Canada by William D. Gummer

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Published by Inland Waters Directorate, Western and Northern Region, Water Quality Branch in Regina .

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  • Alberta.,
  • Manitoba.,
  • Saskatchewan.


  • Pesticides -- Environmental aspects -- Alberta.,
  • Pesticides -- Environmental aspects -- Manitoba.,
  • Pesticides -- Environmental aspects -- Saskatchewan.

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StatementWilliam D. Gummer.
SeriesWater quality interpretive report ;, no. 4, Water quality interpretive report ;, 4.
LC ClassificationsTD196.P38 G85
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 14 p. :
Number of Pages14
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Open LibraryOL4204064M
ISBN 100662106350
LC Control Number80483240

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Pesticides may be transported to non-targeted areas such as aquatic ecosystems by surface runoff, erosion and wind, which all contribute to agricultural contamination. The largest area of agricultural production in Canada is the Prairies region of western Canada that.

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Aster yellows outbreak years have been documented in western Canada in(two to 15 per cent infection), (two to 25 per cent infection) and in with five to 84 per cent infection resulting in a significant yield reduction for many growers across the Prairies 8, 4.

Presence of pesticides in the Nelson River watershed between and This territory includes 70% of the land dedicated to the agriculture in Canada. Due to the vast expanse of cultivated land, more pesticides are used in the Prairies than in any other region in Canada. Pesticide use in the Canadian Prairie Pothole Region.

Pesticide use in the PPR alone represents the majority (85% by area) of Canada’s pesticide use (Statistics Canada, ). Currently, there are pesticide products ( active ingredients) registered for use in the three prairie provinces (Government of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, ).

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1. Introduction. In temperate and tropical regions, agricultural areas with intense pesticide use are often associated with high densities of wetlands (Geelan and Lewis Obe,plate 6; Mitsch, ).One example of a wetland–agriculture landscape association is the northern Great Plains of Minnesota and North Dakota in the United States, and Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta in Canada.

In particular, examine pesticide pricing between western and eastern Canada. Provide profiles of 5 to 8 pesticides in terms of acres treated, marketing strategy, margins. Summary: The Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Stavely substation in the native fescue grasslands of south-western Alberta was established in in response to requests that grassland and range management problems in the foothills area be investigated.

Around 42% of the ha site is fenced into 4 pastures where the same stocking rates have. Canada has no national monitoring system for pesticide residues in water, even though the government plans to ban some products. | File photo Sixty-five.

Author information: (1)Department of Chemistry and Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough, Military Trail, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The distribution of organochlorine pesticides (OCP; in past and current use) in the mountains of western Canada was determined by sampling air, soil, and lichen.

This paper presents the atmospheric occurrence and seasonal variations of the most frequently detected organophosphorus insecticides (OPs) and their OP oxon degradation products at Bratt’s Lake, Saskatchewan in the Canadian Prairies (April to MarchJanuary−December, ) and at Abbotsford in the Lower Frazer Valley (LFV) of British Columbia from May to.

This guide features more than colour photos and descriptions of 23 insects, 30 diseases and 18 weeds common to western Canada. Information is provided on host crops, biology, scouting techniques, economic thresholds and control tips.

"The Field Scouting Guide is designed to assist growers and agronomists in making pest management decisions. Based on the proportion of total field area at prairie sites infested with herbicide-resistant (HR) weeds, it is estimated that million ha (29% of annually cropped land in the prairies) are infested with HR weeds (eight-fold increase from to ), in a total field area of million ha (37% of annually cropped land in the prairies.

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Murrell and D.N. MacDonald.". Biological and monitoring information related to bertha armyworm in field crops is posted by the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Prairie Pest Monitoring refer to the bertha armyworm pages within the "Field Crop and Forage Pests and their Natural Enemies in Western Canada: Identification and management field guide" which is a free downloadable document.

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Grain farming in western Canada is in a severe crisis, in large part because of depressed prices due to oversupply. Some analysts propose that the way to boost the bottom line for farmers is to focus less on crop prices and more on the cost of inputs - seeds, fertilizers, and pesticides.Pesticides Applicator Program.

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